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Texas House approves sweeping limits on local regulations in GOP’s latest jab at blue cities

City officials say the full scope of the legislation advanced Tuesday is still unclear, but it would limit their ability to issue worker protections, water restrictions and more.

State Rep. Dustin Burrows, R-Lubbock, on the House floor on May 14.

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